Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Sending wishes for a joyous Easter filled with blessings to my family and friends

Saturday, April 09, 2011

The 3rd and final weekend

If you have been following me March was one busy busy month and it led into the first weekend of April. I was so lucky to be able to attend three events three weekends in a row. Each event was very different and unique from the others but the common thread for all three was the wonderful hostesses. Each hostess pampered us with beautiful decor, fabulous food and an over the top event.
The weekend of March 17th was Kim's Moulin Rouge in California. Loved it and had such a wonderful time reconnecting with California friends.
The following weekend of March 25th was Carol's event Bon Voyage. Again such a great time seeing everyone and creating a fabulous book

The last and final event although it was named the "non-event" was at Earleen's the first weekend in April. Deb Hodge journeyed from Cali to lead us through 2 fantastic classes. Saturday was a glass banner and necklace and Sunday was a beautiful lamp shade. Again the tables were decorated over the top, lots of unique beautiful spring themed decorations, name tags and goodies. So here is weekend #3 in photos

Colleen, Deb and I

Saturday's class kit made by Deb

Name tag made by Kelli

Our place settings that Kelli made. Just the cutest

Earleen gave each of us a beautifully decorated box filled with the best goodies

This is Deb's banner I still need to hang mine and then will get a pic

My necklace I hung it off of black, pink, and cream seam binding.

Our kits for Sundays class all done up in a watering can. These were so pretty I hated to open it

Sunday's class the lamp shade




And so ends a busy wonderful 3 weeks of the best of the best events. I have to say it is a bit boring here this weekend with no class to attend. The mundane laundry is really not stimulating my creativity

Sunday, April 03, 2011

March A month of Creating

March was my special month, a month of travel, friends and creating. After my weekend in LA enjoying Moulin Rouge Kim's fantastic event I came home a little on the sick side. I had one week to recover and get ready for Carol's event. Carol's weekend started with a soldering class taught by Lynda at her beautiful home in Queen Creek. It was a relaxed beautiful sunny day on her patio learning the art of soldering. By the way I am still not proficient. I hear practice is the key! I did manage to complete 2 charms and do have to say they turned out really well.
I loved the ambiance of Lynda's French decor. Her home felt so warm, cozy and oh so French. I loved that there were big clocks in every room.







My soldered charms



Bright and early I picked up Colleen and of course after a stop at Starbucks we headed over to Carol's home.

We were greeted by Miss Ella as we made our way to the front door.



Our table settings. As usual Carol had outdone herself in the packaging of our kits. The sweet clipboards with our names announced where we were to sit

The beautiful patio where our class was held

Table setting for the food





Colleen and I enjoying our breakfast in the patio area

Working working working stamping away

It was a beautiful bright sunny day to sit outside and enjoy creating our books. I still have lots to do to finish it
Thanks Carol for a fun day of class and wonderful food and friends